Hatton is back, “Pride in Battle”

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Updated: November 22, 2012

Former undisputed light welterweight champion of the world. Ricky Hatton makes his eagerly anticipated comeback in Manchester at the MEN arena on Saturday the 24th of November, and 2BET2 is proud the endorse the reemergence of “The Hitman.” For every bet placed on 2BET2 for the big fight, we will donate 10 cents to the Children with Cancer U.K. charity, a personal choice of Ricky Hatton.

After nearly 3 years since Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao sent Hatton into early retirement, with a second round knock out at the MGM Grand in Vegas, Hatton steps back into the ring against tough Ukrainian Viacheslav Senchenko.

The 35 year old Senchenko represents a tough challenge for Hatton, arriving with a pretty decent record of 33 fights 32 wins 21 knock outs, and only 1 loss, coming at the hands of Pauli Malignaggi earlier this year, a 9th round stoppage. He has fast hands and will be a threat, however it remains to be seen if he has recovered mentally from his loss to the American.

Hatton’s record is up there with the best, 47 fights, 45 wins, 32 knock outs and only 2 losses, against Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, while challenging for the coveted “Pound for Pound King of the Ring.” His last victory however did come four years ago against Malignaggi, the same man that has inflicted the only loss on the career of his opponent on Saturday. Hatton is in great shape and has prepared for this fight in what appears to be a more mature and focused manner than in the past. “The Hitman,” remains as popular as ever, 20000 tickets at the MEN Arena in Manchester being sold out before his opponent was even named. Showtime in the US has also embraced his comeback by showing the first day fight for more than 10 years.

There is no doubt that Hatton is back to win world titles, if he gets through this one, a host of big names will be on the list, but first things first, Senchenko, the first step in the road to redemption, in a fight that is being billed as, “Pride in Battle.”